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s0 another deadly accident involving a pedestrian on a bay area freeway. what we learned about the accident that shut down the dunbarton bridge. >> a day after black friday small businesses say today is their turn. the national event to get people to shop local today. >> and is the health care.gov website finally work something the obama administration promised improvement by today. what they are saying this morning about what consumers can now expect. mornings on 2 starts now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now.
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this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. well bump to mornings on two. it's saturday november 30th. >> want to check in with rosemary for a look at how the day is shaping up. ran into a bit of fog this morning i headed in. >> you weren't the only one. we have a great afternoon but this morning patchy dense fog around the bay area, along the coastline a few high clouds, it's a cool start a look at the temperatures as well as that fog into the afternoon temperatures a lot like yesterday. today is a spare the air day. we will check in on the air quality for your area and in the extended forecast a big plunge in temperatures coming as well as the slight possibility possibility of a few scattered showers. >> you have heard of black friday, today is small business saturday. it's a national campaign to encourage people to support local businesses. we are live in oakland where many mom and pop stores will be offering those special deals. >> reporter: a day after black
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friday when millions of americans packed shopping malls and big box retailers smaller stores want to remind people they need their business too. here -- you can see signs on the stores, encouraging people to support local businesses, some of them will offer promotions and discounts like you see at any store but with extra benefits. here they will offer free parking at metered spaces in oakland, this saturday and every saturday until the end of the year in order to encourage people to come through the doors of some local businesses here. small business saturday is a yearly tradition started by american express four years ago. it's always the saturday after black friday. one of the reasons why there is a big push to shop local is because the economic benefits it gives to local communities a small business owner in sacramento summed it up. >> small businesses don't have the great advertising budget that the big chains and department stores and big box
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stores have. small business saturday focuses people on shopping locate cal. it lets us pull together as family owned businesses and promote ourselves. >> reporter: now there are 3.4 million small businesses in california and according to the governor's office they employ more than half the state's work force. when people shop at locally owned stores, revenue and jobs stay in the community. according to american express last year people spent $5.5 billion on small business saturday last year. live in oakland, ktvu channel 2news. >> now many skipped the line longs shopped online. black friday online sales are up 9% from last year. that is on top of the nearly 20% increase in online sales on thanksgiving day compared to last year. more than a dozen major retailers stayed open for 24 hours or more on thanksgiving through black friday. >> i love this time of year. i love to be able to get some gifts and do for the family and
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have the surprise. >> black friday store sale numbers won't be out until later today but the national retail federation predicts that holiday sales will rise nearly 4% this year. yesterday bay area stores were filled with lots of shoppers at san francisco's union square. one said that for a lot of people black friday shopping is like a competitive sport. >> it's even more important than i think scoring the deal which is important it winning. beeping the one to get that amazing deal. >> even though crowds of people were out yesterday some shoppers said it wasn't as busy as they expected it would be. expects predict bay area shoppers will spend more this season than last year. >> new, the dunbarton is open after the third deadly accident
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a man was hit and killed last night around 10:20. he was reportedly walking across the lanes just west of the toll plaza. as officers started stopping traffic in both directions a driver going westbound hit the man followed by three other vehicles. >> all vehicles that were involved pulled over. we believe we have everybody involved identified and they are all cooperating. >> the sergeant said the driver also play a key role in the investigation in totman's death. chp did not know if he was under the influence. less than 24 hours later two other pedestrians were killed on interstate 80. the first was identified as a 32-year-old nathaniel robinson senior he crashed on westbound 80 early yesterday morning. when he tried to acrossa walk across the freeway he was hit. then later in that morning yesterday the chp said a woman was hit by a big rig in the
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eastbound lanes of 80 in san francisco. investigators say she was trying to walk across the free wagnerway. she died at the hospital. her identity has not been released. >> north korea has released a new video of a detained man. he apologizes for crimes committed during the koo rean war. the 85-year-old has been held for more than a month after being taken off a plane at the end of i private tour of the country. in the video he apologizes for crimes against the government and asks for forgiveness. the government is known for forcing false apologies from detainees and the video could pave the way for newman to be released. >> i ask my guide to help me look for their families and relatives living in dprk and i gave document, written with their addresses and e-mail dresses to the guide and the young -- hotel. >> the united states doesn't have relations with north korea
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so sweden is working to help free him. he said after i killed so many civilians and soldiers and destroyed strategic objects in the dprk during the war i committed offensive acts against the dprk government and people. he goes onto say if i go back to the united states i will tell the truth features of the dprk and the life of the korean people. >> this morning vallejo police continue to investigate a deedly shooting that happened around five last night on carolina street in vallejo a man was found shot to death inside an apartment. the victim has nonbeen identified, anyone with information about the gunman is asked to call police. police wall walnut creek are asking for people finding a bank robber. the man was last seen wearing a long sleeve shirt and a camo baseball cap and may be driving
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a white honda. >> today is the deadline for the affordable care website to resolve its problems. problems have hit the site since it was launched on october first. users have run into several issues including trouble getting access to program information. the president and website officials say that the vast majority of people who visit the site today will have a better experience and should not face the system crashes and error messages before. however, critics remain keptal. >> the website is still not delivering what the american people want which is answers to their questions about cost and benefits. >> officials say by this weekend the site should be able to handle 50,000 visitors at one time. about 200,000 have signed up through the programs under the affordable care act which is below expectations. the target for the first year was 7 million. the enrollment period runs until march 31st and coming up in our next hour hear from the president as he addresses criticism act the website. and there is a meeting
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today to help people get insurance. it'll be held at ten in concord at the library on 2900. it's sponsored by the cover california community outreach network. >> a number of special events are being planned for world aids day. today the memorial grove will be lit up as a tribute to those who have died of aids. it starts tomorrow at noon. community leader who have made a difference in the fight against the disease will be honored today and tomorrow. several students pursuing aids related careers will also be awarded college scholarships. >> your time is now 7:09. cool outside this morning. very pretty and i think rosemary is hook looking for even colder. >> lecturers go slightly warmer for sunday and then a dramatic turn into next week. this morning it's a cool start. upper 30s to upper 40s around the bay area. some of us with a little bit of
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patchy, dense fog. high clouds over mount diablo, isn't that a beautiful start to the day? sun rose just a couple of moments ago and mostly sunny skies for afternoon. we have the high clouds passing through this morning. today is a spare the air day that means don't burn this wood in the fireplace. for most us air quality is moderate where it's a little more unhealthy over parts of the north. we have sensitive group was in this means if you have or are at civic risk for that pollution, asthma, be aware of it as we get into saturday. it looks like sunday may be very similar but we will wait and take it one day at a time 39 degrees in fairfield. 39 livermore. 38 walnut creek. some of us starting out again a very chilly start. 39nevado. 39 degrees in napa, 40 for santa rosa. 40s around the bay and 46 half moon bay. the patchy dense fog around
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sfo, half moon bay. it's out there. be careful if you have an early morning drive. these are high clouds, just associated with the tail end of the system that's moving way to the north of us and you can see it here as i back it up just a bit. that's really all we will get for today. it'll clear out by the second half of the afternoon and we will be mostly sunny. for the weekend around the bay area, little bit of hazy sun a spare the air. we will be try for the weekend. temperatures today a lot like yesterday but by tomorrow even slightly warmer and then binger changes are coming. by monday we are cooling it down. wednesday looks like it'll be one of the coldest days and in the extended forecast i will show you how cold. in addition to this cold weather the slight possibility of a few scattered showers, right now doesn't look like much. ten to 20%. barely worth mentioning but we may just get a few sprinkles and the snow levels will be falling, all the way down in to the foothills, we are talking about 2500 feet this will be a
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cold system. for the afternoon today mostly sunny skies, 67 for oakland, 68 redwood city and 65 san francisco, go inland, temperatures in the mid to upper 60's, livermore, fairfield, napa, your extended forecast with your bay area weekend always in view. temperatures again will be warmer for tomorrow. off shore breeze expected to develop and that will be the warmest day. we start to turn around as early as monday. that cooling trend there. notice tuesday and wednesday, slight pocket of maybe a few scattered showers, the temperatures, the afternoon highs in the 50s. we are talking ten to 20 degrees cooler than where we sit for the weekend. i will have a look at your lunchtime numbers for saturday coming up. >> the death toll continues to grow after a devastating typhoon in the philippines. how a nurse is helping the relief efforts and the hubs of thousands of victims who remain without a home. >> and why customers at a sacramento department store never got their black friday
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deals despite waiting for hours. >> and let's give you a live look outside. that's the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. blue skies, sun, not this saturday morning. looks like pea soup. similar on the richmond, san rafael bridge. two hands on the wheel. time is 7:12. ♪ and trimming trees that are fun for all. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday.
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good morning. live look there at a mix of high clouds, sun this morning and a live look over the oakland estua, are, y >> we are following developing news for you in southwest alaska where four have been killed in a small plane crash. the ntsb said the plane went down near saint mary's village last night. it was reported missing earlier in the day a baby and the pilot
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are among the dead. troopers and ambulance rescued six. the cause of the crash is under investigation. the wreckage of a missing airline flight has been found a day after that plane was reported missing. officials say that the wreckage was found in a national park in a remote terrain. all 33 and crew were killed can. there were no americans on board. in scotland people are still trapped offer a police helicopter crashed into a pub. one person was killed and the death toll is expected to rise. the number of people still trapped in the rubble is not clear. the head of the scottish government has called the tragedy a black day for scotland. a nurse is going to the philippines to help with the relief effort. january sandoval will help with the relief effort. the death toll has risen to 5,000 560. more than 1700 are still
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missing. according to united nations estimates at least 14 million in the philippines have been impacted by the disaster. a fundraiser for victims will also be held today in vallejo. the show will feature a concert, dance performances and vendors. it starts at one on ga street. >> wal-marts are demanding better bay and benefit -- pay and benefits the retail giant. yesterday in chicago police issued at least ten citations to people for blocking the road during a wal-mart protest. it was one of many protests across the country. other demonstrations took place in virginia, massachusetts, florida, maryland and right here in the bay area. at the wal-mart in san leandro, five were arrested for civil disobedience. they were chanting and marching outside the store on davis street.
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the average employee makes $1.85 an hour. protest ever say it needs to be well above that. >> that's a poverty wage. they are having to take on second jobs, they are having to use food stamps, other public programs to get by. >> wal-mart released a statement saying that the company's wages fall at the higher end of the retail industry and the company said that most of its employees make more than the minimum wage. some shoppers at a kohl's store are angry after saying they were denied special sales prices. dozens of shoppers at say they were told the black friday sale ended while they were actually still waiting in line. many of them said they were in line for hours, long before the sale prices were set to expire. >> they kept saying they were going to honor the sales until 2:30. >> standing in line for two
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hours. >> first time here, my last time. >> so far the corporate offices has not issued a statement about the dispute. apple share holders have something to be thankful for over the holiday weekend. though hit their highest price of the year on black friday. just as shoppers rushed to stock up on the i-phones and i- pads. they sold for as much as $594 yesterday before closing the trading session at $556. apple revealed two new i-phones earlier this year and launched the new i-pad air and the upgraded eye are i-pad mini. >> viewers have a chance to help those less fortunate keep warm. >> our winter campaign one warm coat is underway. yesterday many brought items to the drop off sites, dozens of girl scouts are also helping collect and sort donations. >> it's very nice. people have given beautiful
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coats. the coats we have collected are just wonderful. some of them have tags on them. >> it took about an hour to get here in our wheelchairs, it was a lot of fun to come down and participate. >> so far five thousand coats have been collected and receivers can start picking them up as soon as next week. if you would like to contribute please go to any of the locations on the screen. you have the ferry building in san francisco. bay street in emoryville. broadway plaza in walnut creek and santana row. we will collect donations through the end of the year. >> and another holiday tradition as lit up union square in san francisco. >> 3, 2, 1. >> people stood shoulder to shoulder to catch a sight of the 83-foot tall tree sparkle with 33,000led lights. this was the 24th year for the ceremony and here is a live look this morning at union square. the tree all lit up and pretty
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wake up call for people there. the store macy's teaming up with the make a wish foundation, taking donations and matching up to a million dollars. later today the fourth candle on the menorah will also be lit. >> cowboy fan was beaten so badly on thanksgiving morning he remains in the hospital on this saturday. why witnesses say a group of oakland raiders fans are to blame. >> stepping out for shopping, maybe an early morning run. it's a chilly start. i will look at your current temperatures and the weather timeline for saturday. ♪ ho ho ho
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friday shoppers waited to cash in on deals. the fight started inside a store and then spilled out into the mall. >> there was a baby right in the middle of it, in a stroller. it was crazy. >> everybody wants that sale. just the season brings out the craziness. >> the mall's gm said security quickly stopped that fight and both women were escorted out of the mall. >> police in texas say they believe a group of raider fans are responsible for an attack on a cowboy fan. the two teams played each other at at&t stadium thursday night. police say that after the cowboys win witnesses said they saw a man in a cowboys jersey get beaten by four men in raiders clothing. the victim was found unconscious but is recovering in the hospital. arlington police are asking more witnesses to come forward in that case. >> 7:24, depending on where you are you could be socked in by a lot of fog. rosemary watching the conditions for us and we should
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probably enjoy the temperatures while they last. >> yeah. we have a cool start but by the afternoon we are several degrees above the average as we enter in to the final weekend of november. 40 degrees right now santa rosa. upper 40s san francisco, low 40s oakland and concord. we are looking at temperatures not to bad. similar to yesterday morning, some of us trailing behind in the upper 30s. see that in napa, in areas like walnut creek. by the afternoon low 60's in the forecast for oakland and we are looking at about 56 degrees as we settle in to the evening. if you are going to do some evening shopping, as soon as the sun goes down, 4:50 it turns chilly. we will check one more planner day for you there. day planner for san jose in to the 60s by about one. let's take a broader look around. 66 for san rafael.
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mid60s san francisco, 70 degrees this afternoon in morgan hill. looking at upper 60s to near 70 for livermore as well. your extended forecast. bay area weekend always in view. temperatures warmer even for tomorrow. and then a big turn around coming as early as monday. we as the result the cool -- we start the cooling trend -- a possibility of a few chances of scattered showers tuesday into wednesday but the more noticeable difference will be the temperatures, take a look at that. low to mid50s in the forecast. low 50s in the forecast for wednesday. just how much rain may be see out of this system? i will show you that future cast model coming up. >> thank you. there is a celebration tomorrow in san mateo for a law to protect mountain lions that stray into populated areas. they will mark the signing of the new law at an event in half moon bay. that's where two malnourished cougar kittens were killed by a ranger just a year ago. outrage over that prompted the law that lets rangersers relow
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indicate them if they are found not to pose a threat. >> making bart riders feel safer the special service offered to make sure passengers got back to their car safety and when they are going to offer the program again. >> keeping those holiday shopping dollars in the community. the national event to get people to shop local today.
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good morning. >> 7:30 on the clock. here say look at some of the top stories we are following this morning. chp investigating the death of a pedestrian on the dunbarton bridge. the man was hit by several vehicles traveling westbound near the toll plaza last night. chp said they are cooperating. senate obama administration said it's confident that high tech workers will meet today's deadline and clear up most of the problems with the website. the officials say it'll be able to handle 50,000 visitors at once without crashing or receiving error messages or delays. early numbers show that black friday online sales are up 9% from last year. black friday store sales will not be released until later today. the national retail federation predicting holiday sales will rise 4% this year. >> small businesses hope that the shopping frenzy gets
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oakland bart station. the program involves two bart officers and six community service agents. the escorts are part of a an
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route each initiative. >> you can get mugged, robbed really fast. they will be gone because it's dark. it'll be dark. >> black friday was the only day this month that bart police offered this service but on december 20th which is another big shopping day at least three bart stations will offer the escort service. and now to an update on the labor dispute between bart and it's unions. bart's unions say it's legal teams are continuing to work on language for possible lawsuits over the contract proved by the board of directors. the board removed a provision granting six weeks of paid medical leave. they said it was included by mistake but union leaders say it was there all longo and they are calling the vote illegal. they say that they are still weighing all options. >> san francisco police are warning holiday shoppers to stay alert after a sharp jump in smart phone robberies and thefts. they handed out these flyers on block friday warning shoppers
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about using their phones in public and they should not let their guard down once they are off the streets. smart phone thefts are a growing problem on muni and in parking lots. >> it's dramatic. the cause and effect when -- these people walking around, waving around $400 and opportunities to go for it. >> police say a realignment of the prison system could be responsible for the rise in smart phone thefts. they say over crowding has led to more petty thieves on the streets, just in time for the holidays. airports across the bay area are preparing for another busy travel day for tomorrow. many are expected to head home from vacation. that means a lot of passengers in and out of sfo, oakland and san jose, if you have a family member leaving town they are boeing told to arrive about 90 minutes early. if you have someone to pick up check their flight status before heading off to the airport. bart is also putting on longer trains, longer trains in service this weekend to
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accommodate holiday shoppers and passengers arriving. the service will cover the pittsburgh bay point line that sevens san francisco international. about 1.2 million are estimated to pass through this thanksgiving weekend. >> starting tomorrow a parking lot in mill valley will be close for weeks because of the possibility of flooding from high tide. caltrans wants to prevent what happened last year when high tide flooded dozens of cars at park and ride lot. seasonal high tides can sometimes top seven feet. the obama administration is advicing all american plane that fly commercial to comply with china's new air defense zone. it's a wide area along their eastern coast below south korea and west of japan. that area which includes empty islands is disputed. the white house is telling carriers to follow china's demands and tell the governments if they ever fly over that area.
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the united states military has ignored those demands and flown b52's. china checked on them. >> the san francisco mayor is in india trying to showcase the city to. he is discussing topics including recycling. it includes more than 50 bay area business leaders whose focus is in construction, engineering and health care. they will reportedly agree to a pact making easier to sell products and services in other countries, the mayor has immediate made other trips. the crab season gets started tomorrow on the north coast. the crab fishing will be allowed tomorrow for all of northern california, that could help competition for crabs in bodega bay. it started november 15th for the coastline south of point
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arena. >> air managers have called another spare the air day. the fourth this week. air quality is expected to be poor again today so air burning is prohibited inside and out. the only exception is if -- that is your only source of heat in your home. the air quality management district said wood smoke is the single largest source of air pollution in the bay area during the winter months. we may not see much rain this winter as a record dry year continues in california. according to the sacramento bee the state department of water resources has released it's long range forecast which calls for mostly dry conditions this winter. that could have implications on the state's water system which has seen reservoirs depleted after three straight dry winters. 2013 has been the dryest year on record in many parts of the stay. >> coming to work i had to think am ion the right interstate because it was so
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foggy. reminuteed >> yeah. we are getting into that time 6 year. patchly, dense fog. no advisories but definitely something to consider if you have an early morning drive. maybe you are already headed out to do some shopping. giving you a live look. across into san francisco, you can sea the tower, you can see plenty of fog there in the foreground. we will continue with that possibility of patchly fog, half moon bay reporting it quite thick. sfo reporting visibility between a half mile and three quarters of i mile. if you are catching a flight that to consider as well with the possibility of maybe some delays. widespread upper 30s to upper 40s and now a 50-degree mark at sfo. 50 there, 48 half moon bay. upper 30s to low 40s in around areas along santa rosa. 39 degrees in livermore. fairfield you are checking in at 39, upper 30sa walnut creek. at least you noe what know what
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to expect. good day for layers. by the afternoon sunny and mild again. if you don't have the fog but you wake up and you are outside and notice the high clouds moving through, just the end of this system that you can see bringing rain and snow well to the north of us. for us no wet weather in the forecast, just the few high clouds and we break away to mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. we are picking it up here. mix of low clouds and high clouds but by the afternoon we are mostly sunny. as we get into tomorrow the timestamp, 7:00 a.m., we are mostly sunny and dry. we are talking about big changes coming our way. cold, cold temperatures, snow down in to the foothills, maybe a sprinkle but that chance for a sprinkle unfortunately doesn't look like much. we are into monday morning, waking up mostly clear skies but as we get in to the second half of the day increased clouds a possibility and then -- we have clouds overhead, you
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can see moisture here, over the sierra. the chance for rain coming our way is only about 20% at best. at least at the moment. doesn't look like much at all but be will see a big drop in temperatures for today mostly sunny, 67 san rafael, low 60s pacifica. upper 60's concord and mid60's to upper 60s brentwood, antioch and in areas like loss gatos, morgan hill, santa cruz, mostly sunny. the extended forecast with the bay area weekend always in view, even warmer for tomorrow. then we start the cooling trend on monday. those coldest temperatures will come tuesday and wednesday. 56 degrees the average high for tuesday. 50 degrees on wednesday. back to the desk. >> a couple teams playing college football today. sanford cardinal will host the fighting irish at 4:00. stanford punched its ticket to the pack 12 championship and ifors as state losing tonight
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against arizona stanford will host the sun devils next week for the championship. stanford and notre dame. you can watch it tonight. the san jose state spartans are bowl eligible. to get there they took down the fresno state bulldogs. fresno state up 20-14 late in the first. not for longful david and the shot done. finding a streaking kyle nunn75- yards and the lead. fresno state gets the lead back but not for long. 547 yards ono the night. chandler jones and the -- spartans back on top a six touch dons don touchdowns on the night. >> it came down to the wire again. the shot that decided the game between the warriors and thunder. >> and the feat just accomplished by one bay area man who refused to let anything get in the way of his dream of climbing el capitan. what he is saying about this
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incredible trip to the top. >> first let's go outside. there is fremont -- we have been talking about fog but it looks like its clear and the sun is even peek out on the left side of the screen. of course we will watch all the roads for you this morning. it's 7:41. and this is mornings on 2. i love watching tv outside.
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thank you for joining you. giving you a live look there at downtown san francisco. covered in fog this morning. mostly sunny skies and 66 degrees expected for downtown. >> investigators in san jose are still looking into a deadly police shooting of a man wanted
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in a triple stabbing, carjacking and chase. the man stabbed three people at an apartment behind the regional medical center. then car jacked a van and led police on a chase. that chase ended ono kirkland drive when investigators say a kevin peters shot the man as he tried to ram a police car. the man was 42 but his identity has not been released. a car wash fundraiser is being held today in oakland in honor of a child shot to death two years ago. the child was murdered after three gang membered fired on a group of people. three people have been charged with murder. the car wash starts at noon. proceeds will go to a scholarship for his siblings. and a police officer has made more than 100dui arrests this year. the officer is personally responsible for about a third of the department's drunk
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driving arrests in 2013. he is a beat officer who patrols nights and weekends and has a special interest in taking intoxicated drivers off the road. his 100ths arrest game early thanksgiving morning, a driver going the wrong way on a one way straight. >> 25, third dui, she has two convictions. the way it works out i have the time to do it and i have the desire to do it. >> the officer made his 101st arrest the next morning. he said hitting 100 was a personal goal but he is not done yet. >> a mother still looking for her son's killer and is also still pleading for information on what is now the five-year anniversary of his death. she said her son was shot in the back in golden gate park in 2008 and died on the way to the hospital. the case was never solved but every november she drives san diego to lay flowers on the path where he was shot. she also hires a plane to pull
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a banner reading justice for brandon. brandon and hopes someone will come forward with information in the case. >> this is to small of a city. someone knows. i just like to come out here and jog everybody's memory that it's not been solved i won't give up. >> a 100,000-dollar reward is offered for information leading to an arrest. an east bay native accomplished something very other would think of doing. he scaled el capitan. what makes it remarkable is he has cerebral palsey. the inspiration that pushed him to the top. >> reporter: steve admits he may seem like someone who needs help. >> 99% of society today thinks that i need help and i beg to differ. >> reporter: in fact it's easy
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to see that the wheelchair bound man has always done when he set his mind too. he graduated from united states davis, married with two children and started his own foundation. >> i don't ever let anything stop me from doing anything. >> reporter: in 2008 he set his mind to something that seems ridiculous. he decided to climb the 2200- foot route up el capitan. and make a movie about the trip. he was never a climber. he has a fear of heights and yes he has cp. >> it's insane. >> reporter: a good able bodied climber can do it in two days. how far did you get on the first day? >> 400 feet. >> reporter: he pulled himself up about two inches at a time and and cammed out on five
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nights. >> i passed out ono -- i was dehydrated. i went into high in -- >> reporter: he knew he had to finish. he made a promise. >> kids -- i told them doing this for -- i cute quit. >> reporter: his foundation takes disabled kids in to the wilderness to show them what's possible. on day six steve made it to the top. >> when he got to the top and i realized he was safe i fainted. >> reporter: his wife elizabeth directed the movie. the climb and movie are meant to raise money and awareness for the foundation but i asked steve how the kids he promised reacted to his reaching the top. >> he couldn't answer but his wife said the kids now see him as a champion.
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>> these children can put a face to their own optimism andself expectation. that's what he did in climbing that mountain. >> reporter: his movie has won 46 awards already at film festivals. steve said he shows you can do more than you ever imagined no matter your circumstances. >> amazing. all right. at least 40 members of nine youth football teams have become seriously ill while visiting las vegas. officials haven't confirmed if 13 children from a southern california team are suffering food poisoning but say they all had promises. they are also saying -- they say the bug may have spread on buses the teams took to las vegas. >> we don't know the source. it could be airborne virus
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after a food born. we don't know the answer to that. >> some of the children who got sick got sick after staying in other hotels. team managers say they didn't eat the same meals. >> the warriors dropped a heart breaker last night in oklahoma city. >> out of bounds, saved at three, westbrook for the win. he got it. >> didn't need to see it again. there it is. westbrook of the thunder made a clutch three point shot to knock off the warriors. the warriors couldn't hold onto the lead. iguodala didn't play. ryan will be back. he agreed to a one year deal. if you can pass a physical next week. he is out to prove that he is better than his era. 19 starts.
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he will likely join matt cane, and others in the rotation. >> the emotional homecoming for more than a hundred crew members back home. >> it's a school start a foggy start for some. into the afternoon the fog will go away. mostly sunny and mild and in to the extended forecast a sharp drop in temperatures. ly have your numbers today and a look at when that cooldown will come coming up. [ male announcer ] some things are simply better at home.
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more than a hundred bay area servicemen and women have returned for more than a hundred days at sea. they gathered in alameda for the return of the coast guard cutter from the coast of alaska. among those returning a 22-year- old deck watch officer finishing her first mission and a chief warrant officer completing his last mission after 30 years. >> it's warmer here than in
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alaska. just like happy to be back and getting ready to start the next part. >> it was my first tour. i was able to get to know the crew better and we worked together. we had hard times but overall which -- we succeeded. >> the crew's mission included searches and rescues. they helped 22 fishermen off a vessel drifting in the bering sea. >> many are looking forward to cyber monday. the national retail federation said tight eight in ten will offer special online deals. research agency said sales have more than trip manied since 2005 but some experts say many items like electronics and clothing will be cheaper the second week of december. >> around december 15th a lot of discounts on jewelry, handbags, other clothing items, and they are trying to clear their extra inventory and know
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that we are looking to go out and buy all of those holiday gifts. >> they say the monday could be the bingest on record. it's predicting two billion dollars in sales from computers and mobile devices. people wanted for minor offenses in santa clara are being offered a second chance. 12 law enforcement agencies are taking part in operation second chance which lets people with outstanding warrants for minor offenses to stay out of jail in december. people wanted for nonviolent misdemeanors or traffic violations can give up at any police department or sheriff's office and get a new court date. suspects wanted for felonies, or giving false information do not qualify for that program. >> it's still cold but warming up to be a nice day. rosemary says, change is coming. >> yeah. we do have big changes come canning. the mild will last through the weekend and then as we get into next week even the possibility
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of a few scattered showers looks slim. the headline will be how cold the temperatures will be for next week. for today a mild afternoon. today is a spare the air today. tomorrow will be slightly warmer than today and then again the bigger changes coming in the extended forecast with a more clouds and cooler temperatures as early as monday. more on the extended forecast. in oakland upper 40s for the downtown area. low 40s if you are going out to the airport. by noon 64 expected and upper 60s in the forecast for the afternoon. five to ten degrees above the season average a look around at what we can expect for the afternoon today. 66 for san francisco, 69 in mountain view, 67 concord, upper 60s santa rosa. your extended forecast with the bay area weekend always in view. tomorrow even slightly warmer than today. then we start to see those changes taking place increasing clouds by monday afternoon, mid60s in the forecast for
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monday and then a dramatic drop in temperatures coming for tuesday, wednesday, low to mid50s in the forecast. notice we say slight chance there, increase in the clouds, and it's obvious only a ten to 20% chance for rain. low snow levels down to about 2500 feet and the sierra should pick up some snow. >> thank you. losing money when you pass through the airport security checkpoint. how much is collected at airports across the country and how much is lost here at home. >> and a 10-year-old's dream comes true as she becomes the youngest player to join a college basketball team. i love watching tv outside.
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another deadly accident involving a pedestrian on a bay area freeway. what we learned about the accident that shut down the dunbarton bridge. >> a new video has been released showing the detained man in north korea. why is he apologizing for crimes committed during the war. >> and the shopping frenzy is continuing. it's all head on mornings on 2. >> complete, bay area news coverage continues. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> and good morning.
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welcome to mornings on two. it's saturday november 30th. >> we want to check in with rosemary for a check on our forecast this saturday morning. hi. >> good morning to you. we have another fabulous day. mild weather in the forecast. today is a spare the air day. i will have a check on the air quality. we are waking up with cool conditions, patchy, dense fog, we will take a look around and in the extended forecast. temperatures not only taking a dramatic drop but the possibility of maybe a few scattered showers, i will look at that model for you in just a bit. >> new this morning the dunbarton bridge is back open after the third deadly accident involving a pedestrian on a bay area freeway in 24 hours. the highway patrol said a man was hit and killed on the fremont side of the bridge. was reportedly walking across the lanes just west of the toll plaza. as officers started stopping traffic a driver going westbound hit that man followed
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by three other drivers >> we believe we have everybody involved in the collision identified. they are all cooperating. >> the sergeant said though will play a key role in the investigation into the man's death. they did not know if the pedestrian was under the influence. and less than 24 hours earlier two other pedestrians were killed on interstate 80. the first victim was identified as a 32-year-old nathani el robinson senior. he crashed a car yesterday morning and when he tried to walk across the freeway near solano avenue several cars hit him. two drivers stopped and cooperated, the chp said the others did not stop. and then a woman was hit by a big rig in the eastbound lanes of interstate 80. she was trying to walk across the freeway. she was taken to the hospital where she died. her identity hasn't been released. >> north korea has released
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new video of a detained man. he apologizes for crimes committed during the war. meryl newman has been held for more than a month after being taken off a plane at the end of a private tour of the country. in the video he apologizes for crimes against the government and asks for forgiveness . the government officials say the country is known for forcing false apologies from detainees and the video could pave the way for newman to be released. >> i asked my guide to help me look for their families and relatives and i gave the document, written with their addresses and e-mail addresses to the guide. >> the united states said doesn't have relation was the country so sweden is working to help free newman. his statement says after i killed so many civil ans and soldiers and destroyed
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strategic objects i committed actses against the dprk government and korean people and goes onto say if i go back to the united states i will tell the true features of the dprk and the life the people are leading. >> many people are hoping that small businesses get a boost today. small business owners hoping the shopping frenzy makes its way to their doors because today is small business saturday. it's a national campaign to encourage people to support local businesses. act five and a half billion was spent last year. him reway better. you get stuff you won't get at the malls like at all. that's the better advantage. >> if you shop in oakland there will be deals on parking during the shopping season and at ten this morning willie brown will help by shopping at the ferry building.
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many shopped onlines this black friday. early numbers show that black friday online sales are up 9% from last year. that is on top of the nearly 20% increase in online sales on thanksgiving day compared to last year. more than a dozen major retailers stayed open for 24 hours or more on thanksgiving through black friday. >> i love this time of year. i love to be able to get gifts and do for the family and have the surprise. >> black friday sale numbers won't be out until later today but the retail federation predicts holiday sales will rise nearly 4% this year. yesterday bay area stores were filled with a lot of shoppers at the union square among other spots. one said for a lot of people black friday shopping is like a competitive sport. >> it's even more important than i think core scoring the deal is winning, you know being the one to get that amazing
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deal. >> even though the crowds of people were out yesterday some we talked to said it wasn't as busy as they expected. still expects predict that bay area shoppers will respond more this holiday season than they did last year and that's because of the improving economy. >> police in walnut creek are asking for the public's help trying to find a bank robber they have released a picture from the robbie yesterday. the suspect is a white man in his mid20s with a light brown goat, ee last seen wearing this long sleeved shirt with stripes and a camo baseball cap. this morning police continued to investigate a deadly shooting. it happened around five last night on carolina street in vallejo a man was found shot to death inside an apartment. the victim hasn't been identified. anyone with information about the gunman is asked to call val no val no police. special events are being planned for world aids ' day.
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the grove will we lit up as a tribute to those who have died of aids. the community leader who have made a difference in the fight against the decease will be honored today and tomorrow. several students pursuing aids related careers will also be awarded college scholarships. a san francisco nurse is headed to the philippines today to help with the relief effort after the typhoon. she will help with the effort, the death toll from the storm has risen to 55 of 0. 5560. estimates at least 14 million people in the philippines are been impacted by the disaster which left at least 500,000 without a home. a fundraiser for the victims will be held today in vallejo. the show will feature a concert, dance performances and several vendors, it gets started at one on georgia
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street. proceeds will benefit the red cross. >> all the change people leave behind at airport security checkpoints sure adds up to more than half a million dollars. the tsa said airline passengers left more than $531,000 in spare change while rushing to catch their flights last year. among airport was the most unclaimed money, sfo, ranking seventh with nearly $20,000 left behind. the tsa gets to keep that money but one is pushing to transfer the cash to nonprofit programs for veterans. >> it's the last day of november, december first is tomorrow. before we get there though, let's talk act the weather today a lot of people going outside and when they get outside they will see the fog. >> yes. if you are stepping out to do early morning shopping we have patchy dense fog so please take it easy. be aware. it'll burn off in the next hour, hour and a half and we will be left with mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. if you don't have the fog you may notice high clouds
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overhead. just a end of a system riding north of us. not going to bring us much. the only impact for this system will be the high clouds, a look there at the mix of high clouds and patchly fog in oakland. today is a spare the air day. that means it's illegal to burn wood in your fireplace. take note and for the most part the air quality is moderate this is where it's unhealthy for at least our sensitive groups. we are talking our elderly, children, something to be aware for the afternoon if you do suffer from breathing issues, maybe asthma, 38 in santa rosa, low 40s in napa. temperatures beginning to turn around. sun has been up for about on hour. few minutes, 41 walnut creek, 49 haywood, 47 redwood, sfo with thick fog. 50 and visibility from a half mile tootle quarters of a mile. half moon with a little bit of patchy dense fog. the visibility down to a
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quarter mile. again it won't last for to long. we will see it continue to improve over the next hour, hour and a half. dry weekend in store. hazy sun for today. ridge of high pressure will continue to strengthen and sunday looks to be the warmest day of the weekend. today a lot like yesterday with numbers bumping up and then we take a plunge. by monday dropping back in to the 60s. 50s in the forecast for wednesday. afternoon. that's ten to 20 degrees cooler than what we are going to experience fortunate the weekend. big changes coming, even a slight chance for showers in the forecast. though it doesn't look too be a lot, perhaps even completesly dryer to most of us. snow levels will drop down to about 2500 feet, perhaps three thousand feet. we will track that for you if you are going to the sierra. something to be aware of. 67 in fairfield for the afternoon. 67 vallejo, upper 60s napa, widespread of 0's around the
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board. upper 60's oakland today. into the south bay you are looking at 70 degrees san jose, a nice day for you, 70 loss gatos. and 70 in santa cruz if you are thinking about getting away for the weekend. the extended forecast here the bay area weekend always in view starting with tomorrow. notice again warmer tomorrow and tomorrow will be the warmest day of the next several days, mid60s in the forecast by monday. 50s on tuesday, even colder on wednesday, but the slight chance at a few scattered showers, i will show you that model on the rain coming up. >> a big robbery hits up in san jose. coming up more on the exciting game at the spartan stadium and that's next. >> it's a health care pot.gov website, is it finally working? >> first we have been talking about the fog this morning. it's a bit better at the bay bridge toll plaza. if you take a look the chp is
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warning drivers to be careful of that fog in and around the bay area on this saturday morning. it's 8:11. this is mornings on two.
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good morning. it's a mostly cloudy start over mount diablo. heading outside in to the east bay 42 degrees in walnut creek. >> developing news, we have new information about a police helicopter that crashed into a pub in scotland. officials say the pilot and two
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police officers in the helicopter were killed. five people have been found dead inside the pub. 14 others inside the pub were hurt which was packed last night on the eve of the official national hole die there. the head of the scottish government has called the tragedy a black day for scotland. officials have also confirmed four people have been killed in a small plane crash in southwest alaska. the ntsb said the plane went down near saint mary's village. it was reported missing earlier that day a baby boy and the pilot are among the dead. troopers and an blueness rescued six. the cause is under investigation. the wreckage of a missing airline flight has been found a day after that plane was reported missing. the wreckage was found in a national park. all 33 were killed. there were no americans on board. >> today is the deadline for the affordable care website to resolve its glitches.
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problems have hurt the site since it was launched on october 1st. users say they have run into issues including system crashes, error messages and enrollment delays. the president said while he understands some of the criticism he doesn't think the website's troubles will damage his reputation. >> it's hard to sit opposite you mr. president and say this but a lot of the criticism is personal. people just don't think you are trustworthy. >> well i don't think that's true. true. i got reelected because people thought i was trustworthy. >> officials say by this weekend the site should be able to handle 50,000 visitors at once. about 200,000 have signed up under the affordable care act which is well below expectations . the target for the first year was 7 million. the enrollment period runs until march 31st. there is a meeting today to help people get insurance
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through the act. it's at 10:00 this morning at the concord library. the event is sponsored by the covered california community outreach network. >> wal-mart employees demanding better pay and benefits. >> yesterday in chicago police issued at least ten citations to people for blocking the road during a protest. it was one of many across the country. other demonstrations took place in virginia, massachusetts, florida and here in the bay area. at the wal-mart in san leandro five why were arrested. they were part of a large group chanting marching outside the store on davis street. the average employee makes $1.83 an hour. protesters say it needs to be well above that, especially here in the bay area. >> that's a poverty wage. they are having to take on second jobs, they are having to
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use food stamps, rental help, other public programs to get by. >> wal-mart released a statement saying the company's wages fall at the higher end of the retail industry and the company said most of its employees are making more than minimum wage. >> some shoppers at a koml's store are not happy after they say they were denied specialisms prices. dozens of shoppers at the store say they were told the sale ended while they were actually still waiting in line. many of them said they were in line for hours, long before sale prices were set to expire. >> they kept saying they were going to honor the sales until 2:30. >> imagine standing in line for two hour was three kids. >> first time here, last time here. >> so far kohl's corporate hasn't commented about the dispute. appearing share over apple stock hit it's highest price over the weekend of the year. just as shoppers rushed to
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stock up on the i-phones and i- pads, it sold for as much as $594 before closing at $556. they revealed two new i-phones earlier this year and launched a new i-pad air and the mini. >> you voicers have -- viewers have a chance to help those less fortunate keep can warm. >> 7, 8, 9. >> we have kicked off our winter campaign. one warm coat and many viewers have already brought items to the drop off sites. dozens of girl scouts also pitched in to help collect and sort donations. >> it's very nice. people have given beautiful coats, the coats we have collected are just wonderful. some of them have tags on them. >> it took about an hour to get here in our wheelchairs so it was a lot of fun. >> so far five thousand coats have been collected, receivers will start picking them up as soon as next week.
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if you would like to contribute we will put a list of those locations where you can go up on the screen. there they are. the ferry building in san francisco, bay street in emoryville, >> another holiday tradition has lit up union square in san francisco. thousands of people stood to catch a look at the 83-foot tall tree. sparkle with 33,000 rights. this was the 24th year for the tree lighting ceremony. want to give you a live look at the tree there in union square. they are teaming up with the make a wish foundation, matching up to a million dollars. later today the fourth candle on the menorah will also be lit. >> a special edition to the college basketball team in oregon. we are going to introduce you
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to 10-year-old lexi and tell you what makes her so unique. >> it's a foggy start for some. giving you a look into union square a live look at the holiday tree and the ice rink. foggy conditions reported at san francisco along half moon bay and the coast. if it is foggy in your area i see it burning off in the next hour or so. mostly sunny and mild for the afternoon but big changes coming. i will have a look coming up.
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things turned ugly in philadelphia when two women started fighting at the franklin mills mall and then one of them apparently pulled out a stun gun. it all happened about 2:30 as black friday shoppers were waiting to cash in on deals. witnesses say the fight started inside the store and then spilled out into the mall. >> there was a baby right in the middle of it in a stroller. it was crazy. everybody wants that sale. just to the season brings out the craziness. >> the mall's gm said security did stop that fight and both women were escorted out of the mall. >> police in arlington texas say they believe a group of raider fans are responsible for an attack on a cowboys fan on thanksgiving. they played each other at tt and t stadium thursday night. police say after the cowboys win witnesses told them they saw a man in a cowboy's jersey.
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the victim was found unconscious but is recovering in the hospital. police are now asking more witnesses to come forward. >> 8:24. let's go back over to rosemary. we can see that screen you are about to give us some news. >> yeah. we are trafficking a little bit of patchy fog and it's thick in some areas. high clouds, just about all i got for your start. mild and sunny for the afternoon. let's move this through and i will show you as we move through the morning hours, it goes away and not only does the low cloud and fog cover dissipate but the high clouds will shift out as well. we are into sunday morning, sunday all good, even warmer in the afternoon than what we will experience for today with off shore winds, monday we start automatic out mostly clear. take a look over areas like
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northern california, crescent city and then in to the evening on monday night. the leading edge of a very cold system starts to move in. i'm now rolling in to tuesday morning. this is going to stick around for a couple of days, it'll drive the temperatures down, it'll bring a slim chance, maybe a few scattered showers, the head live will be at how cold we turn. look at the numbers, the bay area weekend always in view. we are warmer tomorrow, we start to cooldown monday and then a huge plunge in temperatures tuesday and wednesday. mid50s in the forecast by tuesday afternoon, low 50s by midweek -- snow levels down to 2500 feet. the sierra expected to pick up at the higher elevations, we would love to see rain out of this. at the moment it doesn't look like so much . >> college in oregon has signed a 10-year-old to the women's basketball team. this isn't just any recruit. the 10-year-old has been
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battling cancer for most of her life. >> go, yeah. >> reporter: she has had nine brain surgeries and five years of chemo and then she lost sight. they were trilled when someone reached out. >> i think it changes their whole outlook straight away when she walked in the gym and she is limping, it's amazing to see the turn around in their personality. >> their parents say her participation has given her a new sense of purpose and the team members say they are always inspired by her. >> have you to be with that big smile. very cool. >> making bart riders feel safer, the special service offered by police to make sure passengers get back to their cars safely on black friday and when they will offer this program again. >> and as the shopping frenzy
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another deadly accident involving a pedestrian on a bare area freeway. what we have learned about an accident that shut down the dunbarton. good morning and welcome back. >> new this morning, the chp is investigating the death of a pedestrian on the dunbarton a man was hit and killed on the fremont side of the bridge last night. he was reportedly walking across the lanes just west of the toll plaza a driver heading westbound hit him. three other vehicles then did the same. chp said the drivers are cooperating. >> happening now, mom and pop
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shops offering special deals toa try to attract holiday shoppers. its part of what's being called small business saturday. we have been following that story. it has become a tradition to make bart riders feel safer on this busy holiday shopping time. passengers were escorted to their cars across the state the west oakland bart station. the program involves two bart police officers and six community service agents. the escorts are part of the community outreach initiative that started three years ago. >> you can get mugged, you can get robbed really fast. they will be gone because it's dark. it'll be dark. >> black friday was the only day that bart police were able to offer the service outreach network been december 20th which is another big shopping day, at least three bart stations are going to offer the escort service. they include bay area, fruitvale and the west oakland
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stipulation. now that labor dispute between bart and it's unions. the unions say they are continuing to work on language for a possible lawsuit over the contract approved by bart's board of directors. the board removed a provision granting six weeks of paid level. leave. the union said that they are still weighing all options. >> san francisco police are warning holiday shoppers to stay alert after a jump in smart phone thefts. they handed outo flyers warning people act using their phones in public and said shoppers shouldn't let their guard down. smart phone thefts a growing problem on muni and in parking lots. >> it's dramatic. the cause and effect when -- these people walking around waving around $400 in their hand and, you know, opportunities go for it. >> a realignment of the prison system could also be
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responsible for the rise in smart phone thefts. they say over crowding has led to more petty thieves on the streets, just in time for the holidays. airports across the bay area are preparing for another busy travel day tomorrow. many expected to head home from vacations. that means a lot of passengers in and out of sfo and if you have a family member leaving town they are boeing being told to arrive 90 minutes before and if you have someone to pick up check their flight status. bart is putting longer trains in service this weekend to accommodate holiday shoppers and pappings -- passengers arriving. it'll cover the pittsburgh bay point line. line. >> the ball administration is now asking commercial carriers flying near china to do what the military will not, china has just declared a wide area along the eastern coast a new defense zone.
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it's a heavyly disputed area located below south korea and west of gentleman fan and includes some islands in the east china sea. the white house is advicinging american carriers to follow demands and tell that government if they fly over the area. that recommendation comes even after united states military ignored the demands and flew b52's through that zone. san francisco's mayor is in india trying to showcase the city to an emerging part of the world. he is visiting to discuss a number of topics including recycling and ecology. the trade mission includes more than 50 business leader who focus is in areas including construction, engineering health care. the cities will reportedly agree to a pact making easier to sell products and other services in the country. the mayor mayor has made other trips. starting tomorrow a parking lot in mill valley will be
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closed for a week because of the possibility of flooding from high tides.. seasonal high tides is sometimes top seven feet. >> the commercial crab season gets started tomorrow. the fishing will be allowed tomorrow for all of northern california, north of the county line. that could help compings for crabs in bodega bay where the crab season is underway. the season started november 15 november 15th for the coastline south of point arena. bay area air quality managers have called another winter spare the air day. the fourth this week. air quality is expected to be poor again today. are wood burning ask burning is prohibited inside and out. wood smoke is the single largest source of air pollution in the bay area during the winter months. and we may not see much
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rain this winter as a record dry year continues in california. the sacramento bee reports the state department has released it's long range forecast that calls for mostly dry conditions this winter. that could have implications for the state's water system which has seen reservoirs deplighted after three straight dry winters, to 13 winters. >> we could use some more rain and maybe we are getting a little bit. >> yeah. doesn't look like much. we aren't really county on it a sharp turn in temperatures is what we will notice into next week. we will talk about that possibility of maybe a few scattered showers and the colder temperatures coming our way in a moment. first let's go outside and give you a beautiful shot there. we have that sun burning through. high clouds over bay point this morning. many of us waking up with high clouds clouds and if we get to the maps i will show you the first of those high clouds, first a ridge of high pressure.
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it'll continue to keep us dry and mild for your saturday and as it inches closer for sunday we are going to be slightly warmer for sunday. if you look really closely you can see the pattern here. we have a few clouds over this ridge of high pressure. if i zoom in just a bit closer, just the very end of a trough you can see bringing scattered showers. bringing us just those high clouds, this will movous of here by the afternoon. we are mostly sunny and temperatures for today will be a lot like we had yesterday. we have bigger changes. we are mild. mike mentioned earlier a spare the air day. we do have moderate air quality for most of us a little unhealthy for parts of the north bay. that to be aware of especially for sensitive groups. waking up with patchly, dense fog, seeing it just inside the bay, seeing it, half moon bay, sfo all reports pretty thick fog and it's up and down the coastline. temperatures today, low 60o's
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along the coast. widespread 60's along the bay a few areas hitting 70. right now 49 in san francisco, you are looking at 45 oakland, 42napa, mountain view, looking at 48, 47 redwood, for san francisco today if you are going to be outside doing some shopping, a nice one in store, widespread mid60s by about two, topping out around 66 in the afternoon, by five or so. you know sunsets around ten minutes to five. it'll be chilly once again. as we get in to the early evening dropping back to the mid50s a day for layers. its cool this morning, mild in the afternoon. 68 for nevado, looking at 66 for you berkeley. 67 haywood, upper 60's around concord, pleasant on, livermore around 70, 70 for morgan hill. the extended forecast here with the bay area weekend always in
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view. into sunday even warmer, perhaps breezy for some with the off shore wind developing for sunday. then the cooling trend comes monday but the coldest temperatures arrive tuesday, wednesday, when our afternoon highs take a dive. we are talking mid50s by tuesday. low 50s by wednesday. i will have a look at your lunchtime numbers around the bay area coming up. >> in the bay area. cardinal going to host notre dame at 4:00. sanford punched its picket to the championship game and in arizona state looses tonight stanford will host the sun devils next week. stanford and notre dame, you can watch it here. >> the spartans are bowl eligible and to get there they took down the fresno state bulldogs, they were up 24-14 late in the first, not for long. the shot gun -- 75 yards and
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the lead. fresno state would get the lead back but not for long. 547 yards on the night. jones and the wheel route, spartans back on top. nice little douse for the coach. san jose state goes onto win 62- 52. it's first win over a ranked opponent in 13 years. >> 101. dui arrests just this year and it's not over. we ride along with a police officer and find out the extra steps that he takes to keep the streets safe. >> and the incredible feat just done by one bay area man who refused to let anything get in the way of his dream of climbing el capitan and yosemite. >> first let's take you outside. as traffic moves fine through lafayette. it's 8:40 on the clock. you're watching mornings on two. ♪
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a cool view of the fog in san francisco this morning. upper 40s outside your door right now. mostly sunny and mild for the afternoon. >> from homeland security to home for the holidays, more than 100 bay area servicemen
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and women have returned from a hundred days at sea. happy families gathered for the return of the coast guard cutter from alaska. among those returning a 22-year- old deck watch officer finishing her first mission and a chief warrant officer completing his last mission after 30 years. >> it's a lot warmer here. happy to be back. >> it was my first tour. i was able to get the know the crew better and we worked together. we had hard times but overall we succeeded. >> the crews mission included maritime law enforcement, search and rescued rescues . >> for the second time in a week a surfer has been killed by a shark in australia. the latest happened off the eastern coast. zach young was body boarding with three friends when a shark bit him on the leg.
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his friends rushed him back to the street but he died a short time later after having a heart attack. last saturday a 35-year-old was killed by a shark in the western shores of australia. a veteran police officer has set himself apart by making more than 100dui arrests this year. he is personally responsible for a third of the department's third -- he patrols nights and weekends and has a special interest -- his 100th arrest came early thanksgiving morning a driver going the wrong way who ran five red lights. >> 25, her third dui. i have the time to do it and i have the desire to do it. >> the officer made his 101st arrest the next morning a driver weaving on the freeway.
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he said that hitting 100 was a personal goal but he is not done yet. a car wash fundraiser is being held today in oakland in honor a child shot to death two years ago. the 23-month-old hirim lawrence junior was murdered when a group of gang members fired on a group of people making a video. proceed wills go to a scholarship for the boy's sibling. >> a mother is looking for her son's killer and pleading for information on what is now the five-year anniversary of his death. he was shot in the back and decide on the way to the hospital. the case was never solved but every november she drives to lay flowers on the path where he was shot. she also hires a plane to pull a banner hoping someone will come forward. >> this is to of a city.
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someone knows. i just like to come out here and jog everybody's memory that this hasn't been solved and i won't give up. >> a 100,000-dollar reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. an east bay native accomplished something very few would even think of doing. he scaled yosemite's el capitan. what makes the story so remarkable is he has cerebral palsey. his incredible trip and the inspiration that pushed him to the top. >> reporter: steve admits may seem like someone who needs a lot of help. >> 99% of society today thinks that i need help and i beg to differ. >> reporter: in fact it's easy to see that he has always done what he set his mind too. he graduated from united states davis, he is married two great
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kids kids and started a foundation. >> i don't let anything stop me. me from doing anything. >> reporter: in 2008 he set his mind to something that seems ridiculous. he decided to climb the 2200- foot route up el capitan. >> and make a movie about it. and he was never a climber. he has a fear of heights and heights. >> it's insane. >> reporter: a goodable bodied climber can do it in two days. >> reporter: how far on the first day? >> 400 feet. >> reporter: using a pullly system he created he said he pulled himself up about two inches at a time and camped five straight nights. on day four the challenges multipled. >> i passed out.
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i was hallucinating, i was dehydrating. i went into shock. >> reporter: but he knew he had to finish because he had made a promise. >> kids that i told them doing this for and i couldn't quit. >> reporter: his foundation takes disabled kids in to the wilderness to show them what is possible in or lives on day six he made it to the top. >> when he got to the top and i realized that he was safe i fainted. >> reporter: his wife directed the movie. the climb and movie are meant to raise money and awareness for the foundation but i asked steve how the kids reacted to his reaching the top. >> steve couldn't answer. but his wife said they know see him as a champion. >> these children can put a face to their own optimism, to their own foot andself
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expectations, that's what he did in climbing that mountain. >> reporter: his assent has won 46 awards. steve said his feat show latinos matter what you can do more than you imagine. what a story. to you to john for that report. the golden state warriors dropped a heart breaker last night in oklahoma city. >> loose, out of bounds, westbrook for the win, he got it. >> that hurt. westbrook, the oklahoma city thunder made a clutch three- pointer to knock off the warriors. just two weeks ago they edged out the thunder at oracle. they couldn't hold on to the lead last night despite currie's scoring 32 points and grabbing 11 boards, iguodala didn't play. ryan will be back in the orange and black next year he has agreed to a one year deal
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with the giants worth about $5 million if he can pass his physical next week. he is out to prove he is better than his era and 19 starts last season. he is >> a bay area celebration all about mountain lions. why it's a big win for wildlife. >> afternoon high also soar. five to ten degrees above the seasonal av era ge. this morning we are waking up with patchy dense fog. when that fog will burn away and a significant drop in temperatures coming. i will have a look at that in just a bit. hines, and one touch creates the perfect coffee, cappuccino, and latte. ♪ tempt all your senses with one extraordinary coffee. [ penélope cruz ] nespresso. what else? [ male announcer ] discover the world of nespresso
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there is a celebration for a law to protect mountain lions that stray into populated areas. they will mark the signing at an event in half moon bay. that is where two malnourished cougar kittens hiding under a deck were killed by a ranger. outrage over the shooting prompted the law that lets rangers relocate cougars that aren't posing a threat to humans. that law takes effect january first. animal ficks activists were in union square for their fur free friday protest. the nonprofit led the protest to convince shoppers fought
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shoppers not to buy fur. they said they want to hold it every black friday to call attention to the number of animals killed for their fur. >> now that black friday is over many shoppers say they are looking forward to cyber monday. the national retail federation said eight in ten will offer special ono line deals on monday. digital research agency com score said sales have more than tripled since 2005. some expects say many items like electronics and clothing will be cheaper the second week of december. >> around december 15th, a lot of discounts on jewelry, handbags, other clothing items and they are trying to clear their extra inventory and know that we are looking to go out and buy all of those holiday gifts. >> they say the cyber monday could be the biggest on record. they proceed predict $2 billion. people wanted for minor offenses in santa clara are being offered a second chance.
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12 agencies are taking part in operation second chance that lets people with outstanding warrants for minor offenses to stay out of jail during the month of december. people wanted for nonviolent misdemeanors or traffic violations can give up at any police department or sheriff's office and get a new court date. suspects who are wanted for felonies, resisting arrest for giving false information to a police officer, they do not qualify for the program. >> coming up at nine let's hook up with rosemary. >> good morning to you. high clouds overhead. some of us dealing patchy thick fog at the ground level. take it easy out there. once we get into the latter half of the -- of the weekend, latter half of the morning and into afternoon, mostly sunny skies and temperatures a lot like yesterday. hazy sun and if you are joining us, a spare the air day for the bay area. today will be milled. tomorrow warmer and then we start to see a big changes coming ouro way for next week.
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temperatures will begin to drop off as early as monday. the coldest weather coming it looks like tuesday, wednesday, maybe lasting into the second half of the business week as well. low snow levels expected, perhaps even a slight chance for scattered showers, though unfortunately at the moment if doesn't look like the system will bring us much raina any at all. it'll bring us the cold weather. today spare the air, warmer tomorrow, breezy conditions for some as we get into monday increasing clouds by the second half the day. temperatures starting to drop off. in the mid50s by tuesday, low 50s by wednesday. leaving in that slight possibility of a slight chance for a scattered shower there. as far as this morning it's a cool start. >> chp hoping to bring joy to bay area children this holiday season this morning they will kick off it's chips for kids toy program. officers will be collecting
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toys at the foster's freeze restaurant in napa starting at 1 this morning. if you want to help you can bring an unwrapped toy to the event or you can make your donation at your local chp office. >> north korea has detained a man for more than a month and now there is new video. >> first pizza hut manager was fired for giving thanksgiving day now, now the restaurant chain is back tracking. tracking.
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. keeping holiday shopping dollars in the community. the national campaign to get people to shop local. >> new video of an 85-year-old bay area man held in north korea. what he's apologizing for and how it might lead to his freedom. >> two people killed on california freeways this holiday weekend. the overnight accident that shut down one bay area bridge. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. it is the last day of november. i'm mike mibach. >> hard to believe. i'm claudine wong. mom & pop stores hoping to cash
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in on the early holiday shopping season. may be a good day to head outside and do some shopping. rosemary is here with a quick check of the forecast. >> good morning to you. it is a great day to be outdoors. the weekend looks nice. we do have patchy fog we're dealing with this morning. in some areas, quite thick, meaning quarter-mile visibility. we'll take a look at that. partly cloudy over most of the region. a cool start, but temperatures are beginning to turn around. for the afternoon, we're sunny, mild. we do have a spare the air day. i'll check in on the air quality for your neighborhood in the extended forecast. cold weather coming our way. i'll have a look at how cold we will be, even the possibility of a few scattered showers, coming up. happening now, many mom & pop stores starting to open up this morning. for some, it is make or break. it's that time of year. ktvu's allie rasmus is live in oakland with why this is one of the busiest days of the year for small businesses. allie? >> reporter: well, small business saturday was started
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by american express four years ago, and since then, a lot of local businesses have signed on. they are offering deals and promotions, sales as part of small business saturday. you can see the sign here on this toy shop here in rock ridge. it says shop small. it's all part of an effort to encourage people to shop locally the day after black friday, on small business saturday. one of the ways they are doing that in rock ridge is offering free parking at metered spaces all day today and actually every saturday between now and the end of the year. business districts like this all over the bay area are also doing different events and promotions for small business saturday. there are 3.4 million small businesses in california. according to governor jerry brown's office, small businesses employ more than half the state's work force, about 52%. when people shop at locally- owned stores, revenue and jobs stay in the community. >> we live in the neighborhood and we definitely always shop on the street for any gifts and holidays, birthdays.
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>> i prefer it. i like small shops. i live off solano avenue in berkeley. it's nice to walk down the street and you know the people that work in the stores and you're supporting the local economy. >> reporter: now, the day after black friday, smaller retailers across the bay area will be offering deals and sales and also activities, things to do that are different from what shoppers would find at a mall or big-box store. here in rock ridge in oakland, the business district is organizing a snow day. they will have snow at the rock ridge bart station plaza from 3:00 to 6:00 this afternoon, and again, the idea is to get kids and their parents to come to areas like this to spend some of their holiday shopping dollars locally. live in oakland, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2news. many people skipped the long lines and shopped online this black friday. early numbers show that black friday online sales are up 9% from last year. that's on top of the nearly 20% increase in online sales on thanksgiving day compared to last year. more than a dozen major retailers stayed open for 24
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hours or more on thanksgiving right through black friday. >> i love this time of year. you know, i love to be able to get some gifts and do for the family and have some surprises and save a dime or two. >> black friday store sales numbers won't be out until later today. but the national retail federation predicts that holiday sales will rise nearly 4% this year. ♪ yesterday, bay area stores were filled with lots of shoppers at san francisco's union square, among other spots. one consumer psychologist says for a lot of people, black friday shopping is like a competitive sport. >> it's even more important than i think scoring the deal, which is important, is actually winning, being the one to get that amazing deal. >> even though the crowds of people were out yesterday, some shoppers we talked to say it wasn't as busy as they expected it to be. still, experts are predicting that bay area shoppers will spend more this holiday season than they did last year, thanks to the improving economy.
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new this morning, the dunn barton bridge is open following the third deadly accident involving a pedestrian on a bay area freeway in just 24 hours. the man was hit and killed on the freeland side of the bridge around 10:20 last night. he was reportedly walking across the lanes west of the toll plaza and the chp was trying to stop traffic in both directions when this all happened. a driver headed westbound hit the man and then three other drivers did as well. >> we believe we have everyone involved in the collision identified and they are all cooperative. >> the sergeant says those drivers will play a key role in the investigation into the man's death. the chp does not know whether or not that pedestrian was under the influence. less than 24 hours earlier, two other pedestrians were also killed, this time on interstate 80. the first victim was identified as 32-year-old nathanael robinson, sr. the chp says robinson crashed a gold buick on westbound 80 in richmond
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early yesterday morning, about 12:30. but then he apparently tried to walk across the freeway near solano avenue and that's when several cars hit him. two drivers did cooperate with police, but they also say others did not stop. about five hours later, the chp says a woman was hit by a big rig in the eastbound lanes of interstate 80 in san francisco. investigators say she was trying to walk across the freeway near 7th street south of market neighborhood. the woman was taken to the san francisco general hospital, where she died a short time later. her identity has not yet been released. this morning, vallejo police continue to investigate a deadly shooting. it happened around 5:00 last night on carolina street in vallejo. a man was found shot to death inside an apartment. the victim has not been identified. anyone with information about the gunman is asked to call vallejo police. police in walnut creek are asking for the public's help trying to find a bank robber. they released surveillance picture from yesterday's robbery at a bank of america branch on rossmore parkway. the suspect is a white man in his mid-20s with a light brown
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goatee, last seen wearing this long sleeve brown shirt with a camouflage baseball cap. he may be driving a white honda with tinted windows. today is the self-imposed deadline for the healthcare.gov site. users have run into numerous issues, including crashes, error messages and enrollment dallas. president obama says while he does understand some of the criticisms, he does not think the website's troubles will damage his reputation. >> it's hard to sit opposite of you, mr. president, and say this but a lot of the criticism is personal. >> yeah. >> people just don't think you're trustworthy. >> well, i don't think that's true, barbara. the truth of the matter is that i got re-elected in part because people did think i was trustworthy and they knew i was working on their behalf. >> officials say by this weekend, the site should be able to handle 50,000 visitors at once. about 200,000 people have signed up through federal and
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state programs under the affordable care act, which is far below expectations. the target for the first year was 7 million. the enrollment period runs until march 31st. well, there is a meeting today to help people get insurance through the affordable care act. it's at 10:00 this morning at the concord library on 2900 salvio street, sponsored by the covered california community outreach network. a number of special events are being planned this weekend for world aids day. tonight, the national aids memorial grove in san francisco's golden gate park will be illuminated as a tribute to those who have died of aids. the formal abby answer starts tomorrow at noon. community leaders who have made a difference in the fight against the disease will be honored today, as well as tomorrow. several students pursuing aids- related careers will also be awarded college scholarships. air managers called another winter spare the air day. it is the fourth so far just this week. air quality is expected to be poor again today, so wood burning is prohibited both
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indoors and out. now, the only exception would be if wood burning is the only source of heat in your home. the air quality management district says wood smoke is the single largest source of air pollution in the bay area during the winter months. we may not see much rain this winter, as a record dry year continues in california. the sacramento bee reports the state department of water resources has released its long- range forecast, which calls for mostly dry conditions this winter. that could have implications for the state's water system, which has seen reservoirs depleted after three con sick tiff dry winters. 2013 has been the driest year on record in many parts of the state. starting out with a look at downtown oakland, you can see a little bit of patchy fog hanging around, but improving conditions. into the next half hour, the patchy dense fog should also improve, although still reported along the coastline and just inside the bay. san francisco, we've got fog for you. as claudine mentioned, today is
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a spare the air day. let's take a look at your neighborhood. air quality for the most part is going to be moderate. we're talking along the coast, inside the bay, down into the south bay, over into the east bay, the north bay, a little bit unhealthy, especially for sensitive groups. if you suffer from respiratory issues, if you have asthma, something to be aware of. outside of that, just keep that in mind as you get into your saturday that there is a spare the air alert in effect for the bay area. we've got high clouds overhead f you're not dealing with the patchy thick fog, you still have high clouds. notice you a they are beginning to shift and they will be shifting completely out of your way for the afternoon, with mostly sunny skies in the forecast. back it up and showing you the source of the clouds moving over the bay area, you can track it all the way north to a weak system that is moving through and has brought a few scattered showers over parts of washington, oregon, idaho. but for us, just those clouds, ridge of high pressure still in control of our weather pattern. it's going to strengthen for sunday. today, a lot like yesterday
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into the afternoon. sunday, even slightly warmer. these numbers, well above average. we're typically in the upper 50s, low 60s for the second half of the day. some of us will be right about 70 degrees for the second half. i'll show you that in just a moment. first, let's take a look at current conditions. most of us in the low 40s to low 50s at this time. 50 degrees in and around san francisco. and for your afternoon today if you'll be doing some shopping, maybe thinking about heading to union square at the ice rink, we've got a nice day in store with 60s in the forecast by noon time. into the afternoon, topping out at about 66. by 3:00, 64, settling into sunset at 4:50 this afternoon and into the evening hours, cooling off quickly. 58 at 6:00. then into the evening hours, by about 9:00 already in the mid- 50s. so it will be a cool evening once again. for areas over the north bay, 69 in santa rosa, 68 in napa. these numbers, a lot like yesterday. upper 60s for oakland and pleasanton. 69 for mountain view.
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70 degrees, morgan mill, as well as san jose. 70 degrees with mostly sunny skies for the afternoon in santa cruz. the extended forecast, with your bay area weekend always in view, warmer even tomorrow. could be flirting with a few records out there, going to be so warm for this time of year. then the cooling trend begins, and, boy, a significant drop coming our way in time for tuesday and wednesday. notice the afternoon highs in the mid-50s by tuesday. low 50s on wednesday. and a slight chance at a few scattered showers. i have an updated future cast model on the rain. i'll show it to you, coming up. north korea has detained a palo alto man for more than a month. now there's new video of him apologizing. what this development could mean for his release. >> and a tragic accident on the eve of scotland's national holiday. what we're learning about the victims of a devastating helicopter crash at a glasgow pub. >> and let's give you a live look outside right now. 680, sunol grade looking pretty smooth on this saturday morning. 9:12 now. you're watching mornings on 2. @
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. good morning to you. a live look there at the oakland estuary, waking up with a little bit of gray out there. patchy fog still reported around the bay area. mild for the afternoon. a blast of winter coming our way for next week. a san francisco nurse is headed to the philippines today to help with the relief effort
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after typhoon haiyan. james sandoval will help with the relief effort in the area. the death toll from the storm has risen to 5560. more than 1700 people are still missing, and according to the united nations, estimates, at least 14 million people in the philippines have been impacted by this disaster, which left at least 500,000 people without homes. a fund-raiser for typhoon victims will be held today in vallejo, features a concert, dance performances and several other vendors. it gets under way at 1:00 p.m. on georgia street. proceeds will be sent to the red cross. four people have been killed in a small plane crash in southwestern alaska. the ntsb says a cessna 208 went down near st. mary's village last night. it was reported missing earlier in the day. an infant boy and the pilot are among the dead. troopers at an air ambulance rescued six survivors. the cause of the crash is under investigation. we are also learning more this morning about a tragic
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helicopter crash at a pub in glasgow, scotland. officials say the pilot and two police officers in that helicopter were killed and five people have been found dead inside that pub. 14 others inside were hurt. the pub was packed last night on the eve of st. andrew's day, scotland's official national holiday. the head of scotland's government has called it a black day for scotland. north korea has released a video of a north palo alto man. in the video, he apologizes for crimes committed during the korean war. he has been held for more than a month, after being held on a plane following a tour of the country. north korea is known for coercing false apologies from detainees and analysts say the video could pave the way for newman to be released. >> so i ask my guide to help me to look for their families and
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relatives leaving in dprk and i gave the document written with their addresses and e-mail addresses to the guide in the hotel. >> the united states does not have diplomatic relations with north korea, so sweden is working to help free newman. newman's statement says, quote, after i killed so many civilians and north korean soldiers and destroyed strategic objects, i committed indelible acts against the dprk government and korean people. he goes on to say, if i go back to the usa, i will tell the true features of the dprk and the life the korean people are leading. wal-mart employees across the country are demanding better pay and benefits from the retail giant. [ protesters ] >> yesterday in chicago, police issued at least 10 citations for people blocking the road during a wal-mart protest, one of many across the country. other demonstrations took place in virginia, massachusetts,
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florida, maryland, and here in the bay area. five protesters were arrested at the san leandro wal-mart, part of a large group chanting outside the store on davis street. the average wal-mart employee makes $11.20 an hour. protesters say it needs to be well above that, especially in the bay area. >> that's a poverty wage. they are having to take on second jobs, having to use food stamps, other public assistance to get by. >> wal-mart released a statement, saying the cozy wages fall at the higher end of the retail industry and the company says most of its employees make more than minimum wage. black friday shoppers at a kohl's store in sacramento county are not happy after they say they were denied special sale prices. they say they were told the black friday sale ended while they were still waiting in line. many of them said they were in line for hours long before the sale prices were set to expire.
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>> they kept telling us that they were going to honor the sales until 2:30. >> imagine staying in line for two hours, with three kids running around. >> first time here, my last time here. >> so far, kohl's corporate offices have not commented about the dispute. well, ktvu viewers have a chance to help those less fortunate stay warm. >> we have kicked off our winter campaign, one warm coat. many viewers have already brought items to the four drop- off sites. dozens of girl scouts from across the bay area are pitching in to collect and sort donations. >> it's very nice. people have given some beautiful coats. some of them have tags on them. >> it took us about an hour to get here in our wheelchairs. it was a lot of fun coming down to be a participant in what we're doing now. >> so far, 5000 coats have been collected.
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recipients will start picking them up as soon as next week. if you would like to contribute, please go to any of the locations there on your screen, the ferry building in san francisco, bay street in emeryville, bay creek, and santana row in san jose. we will collect donations through the end of the year. celebrating holiday tradition in san francisco, the union square ceremony 24 hours in the making. and then on the other side of the spectrum, the dark side of black friday. what caused a shopper to use a stun gun on another shopper. >> unseasonably mild today. even warmer for tomorrow. then a dramatic drop coming our way for early next week. maybe even a little bit of rain. i'll have a look at what you can expect for your saturday and in the extended forecast. those numbers, cold numbers with the possibility of scattered showers.
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[ screaming ] that's the sound of a stun gun. things turned ugly for some black friday shoppers in philadelphia, when two women started fighting at the franklin mills mall and then as you look closely as they hit the ground, maybe before, you can see one of them actually apparently pulled out a stun gun. there you can see the flash of light. it happened about 2:30 yesterday morning, as black friday shoppers were waiting to cash in on deals. witnesses say the fight started inside a store and then spilled out into the mall. >> there was a baby right in the middle of it, like in a stroller. it was crazy. >> everyone wants that sale. just the season brings out the craziness in people. >> the mall's general manager says security did stop the fight and then both women were escorted out of the mall. police in arlington, texas say they believe a group of raider fans are responsible for a brutal attack of a cowboys fan on thanksgiving. the two teams played each other at at&t stadium thursday night. arlington police say after the cowboys' win, witnesses told
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them they saw a man in a cowboys jersey get beaten by four men in raiders clothing. the victim was found unconscious, but is recovering this morning in the hospital. arlington police are now asking more witnesses to come forward. well, the golden state warriors hope to bounce back after losing last night's game with a tenth of a second left on the clock. >> out of bounds, fade, a three, westbrook for the win! he got it! [ cheers & applause ] >> unreal. russell westbrook of the oklahoma city thunder made a clutch three-pointer to knock off the warriors in overtime. just two weeks ago, the warriors edged out the thunder on a buzzer-beater at oracle. the warriors could not hold onto the lead, however. ryan vogelsong will be black in the orange and black next year. he's agreed to a one-year deal with the giants worth $5 million, if he can pass a physical next week. vogelsong is out to prove he's better than his 5.73 e.r.a.
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and 19 starts last season. he will likely join starters matt cain, tim lincecum and tim hudson in the rotation. 9:25. i was just realizing that many people might be out today looking for christmas trees. >> yeah, yesterday, this weekend, probably be looking monday. >> want to get it before the rain comes in? this may be a good time to get your tree now? >> you got it. as much as i would like to see rain move into the picture, it's a nice weekend for being outdoors, picking up the tree, maybe doing some shopping, getting out to the ice rink with your little ones. let's take a look at what is happening. we are waking up with patchy fog and high clouds this morning. as we get into the afternoon, though, stopping here at about 2:00, we're mostly sunny. no problems there. mild weather once again. widespread 60s, even a few 70s for today. we're now into sunday morning. notice the time stamp here. sunday, even a warmer day. sunday will be the warmest day because we do have big changes
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coming in time for the first part of your business week. take a look at this system here. we're going to wake up monday morning and it's going seem like it hasn't changed a lot. getting into the afternoon, this system is going to begin to pull in the clouds. it's also going to bring a very slight chance at scattered showers. this is going to last for a few days and it's going to really drop temperatures. in fact, i think that's going to be the biggest impact out of this system, just how much colder we are by tuesday and wednesday. 10 to 20 degrees colder than where we sit for the weekend. so upper 60s in the forecast for today. low 70s in the forecast for tomorrow, and offshore breeze could make it breezy in some areas. by monday, the cooling trend begins with the coldest temperatures and the slight possibility of showers coming our way. low 50s on wednesday and snow expected for the sierra. back to the desk. another holiday tradition has lit up union square in san francisco. >> 3, 2, 1! [ cheers & applause ] >> listen to those cheers.
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spectators stood shoulder to shoulder to catch a glimpse of the 83-foot-tall tree sparkle with 33,000 led lights. this was the 24th year for the macy's tree lighting ceremony. >> we'll give you a live look at the tree this morning, sitting there in the middle of union square. macy's teaming up with the make a wish foundation, accepting donations and matching up to a million dollars. later today, the fourth candle on the menorah in union square will also be lit. and the christmas season has arrived at the white house. michelle obama, daughters maliyah and sasha and the family's two dogs accepted an 18 1/2-foot douglas fir. the tree will stand in the white house blue room. white house staffers will participate in a weekend marathon of holiday decorating. a preview of the decorated white house is set for wednesday afternoon.
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while many celebrate the holidays, it is an emotional time for one mother. her son was killed in golden gate park five years ago. the killer never found. how she makes sure her son's memory is carried on. >> tens of thousands of dollars left behind at airport check points nationwide. the amount of money that's going unclaimed at sfo.
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my son, but it can help to mend the holes that been created. an emotional appeal from a mother on the five-year anniversary of her son's death in san francisco. how she is asking for the public's help in the case. welcome back to mornings on 2. i'm mike mibach. >> and i'm claudine wong. kristine evans wants to be sure her son is never forgotten. her son was shot in the back in golden gate park in 2008, then died on the way to the hospital. the case has never been solved, but every november, evans drives from san diego to lay flowers on the path where her son was shot. she also hires a plane to pull a banner reading "justice for brandon," in the hopes that someone will come forward with information. >> this is too small of a city. someone knows, and i just like to come out here and jog everyone's memory that this has not been solved and i'm not going to give up. >> a $100,000 reward is being
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offered for any information leading to an arrest. a car wash fund-raiser will also be held today in oakland in honor of a toddler shot to death two years ago. prosecuters say 23-month-old hiram lawrence, jr. was murdered after three gang members fired on a group of people shooting a music video in a west oakland parking lot. the three suspects have been charged with murder. today's car wash starts at noon at 78th and mcarthur boulevard. proceeds will go to a scholarship for hiram's siblings. it's become a tradition to make bart riders feel safer on busy holiday shopping days. last night, passengers were escorted to their cars at the west oakland bart station. the program involved two bart officers and six community service agents. the escorts are part of a community initiative that started three years ago. >> you can get rides really fast and they will be gone, because it's dark. well, it will be dark. >> black friday was the only day this month bart police offered the service, but on december 20th, which is another
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big shopping day, at least three bart stations will offer the escort service. bay fair, fruitvale and west oakland stations. to an update on the labor dispute between bart and its unions, bart's unions say their legal teams are continuing to work on language for a possible lawsuit over the contract approved by bart's board of directors last week. the board removed the provision granting six weeks of paid family medical leave. bart says the clause was included by mistake. the union leaders say it was there all along. they are calling on the board vote illegal. unions tell us they are still weighing their options. bart is putting longer trains in service this weekend to accommodate holiday travelers. the pittsburg pay point line -- . san francisco police are warning holiday shoppers to stay alert after a sharp jump in smartphone robberies and
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thefts. police handed out these flyers on black friday, warning shoppers about using their phones in public. police say shoppers should not let their guard down once off the street. smartphone thefts are a growing problem on muni and in parking lots. >> it's pretty dramatic. the cause and effect, you know, when these people are walking around basically kind of waving around $400 in their hand and opportunists go for it. >> police say a realignment of the state's prison system could also be possible for the rise in smartphone thefts. they say prison overcrowding has led to more petty thieves out on streets just in time for the holidays. a veteran san francisco police officer distinguished himself by making more than 100 dui arrests this year. that is officer kevin mcdoogle. he's personally responsible for about a third of the department's drunk driving arrests in 2013. he's a beat officer who patrols nights and weekends and has a special interest in taking intoxicated drivers off the road. his 100th arca early
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thanksgiving morning. a driver going the wrong way on a one-way street ran five red lights. >> third dui, two convictions. i have the time to do it and the inclination to do it. >> officer mcdoogle made his 101st arrest the following morning. yesterday, a driver weaving on the freeway tested at three times the legal limit. mcdoogle said hitting 100 was a personal goal, but he's not finished yet. starting tomorrow, a commuter parking lot in mill valley will be closed for a week because of the possibility of flooding from high tides. cal trans wants to prevent what happened last year and in years past, when high tides flooded dozens of cars at the manzanina park & ride lot. airports across the bay area are preparing for yet another busy travel day tomorrow. many people are expected to head home from those vacations. that means a lot of passengers, both in and out of sfo, oakland
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and san jose airport. if you've got a family member leaving town, they are being told to arrive at airports about 90 minutes early before flights take off. and if you have someone to pick up, check their flight status before heading off to the airport. the obama administration is now asking commercial carriers flying near china to do what the u.s. military will not. china has just declared a wide area defense zone, a heavily disputed area located below south korea and west of japan, including some uninhabited islands in the east china sea. the white house is advising american carriers to follow china's demands and notify that government if they fly over the area. but that recommendation comes even after the u.s. military ignored china's demands and flew b-52s through the zone. the wreckage of a missing mozambique airlines flight has been found a day after the plane was reported missing. officials say the wreckage of the plane was found in a national park in remote terrain. all 33 passengers and
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crewmembers were killed. there were no americans on board. all the change people leave behind at security check points at the airports adds up. how much? how about more than a half million dollars? the tsa says airline passengers left more than $531,000 in spare change while rushing to catch their flights last year. among airports with the most unclaimed money? sfo ranks 7th, with nearly $20,000 left behind. the tsa gets to keep the money, but one lawmaker is pushing to transfer the cash to nonprofit programs for veterans. well, an east bay native accomplished something very few people would even think of doing. he scaled yosemite's el capitan. but what makes his story so remarkable, steve wompler has cerebral palsy. here is his incredible journey and the inspiration that pushed him to the top. >> reporter: steve wompler may
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seem like a person who needs a lot of help. >> 99% of society thinks that i need help and i beg to differ. [ laughter ] >> reporter: in fact, it's easy to see that the wheelchair- bound lafayette native has always done what he set his mind to. he graduated from uc davis, married with two great kids, and he started his own foundation. >> i just don't ever let anything stop me from doing anything. >> reporter: in 2008, steve set his mind to something that seems absurd. ♪ >> reporter: he decided to climb the 2200-foot route up el capitan in yosemite. >> almost unachievable wall to surmount. >> reporter: and make a movie about his ascent. oh, and he was never a climber, he has a fear of heights, and he has cerebral palsy. >> insane. >> reporter: a good able-bodied climber can do the climb in two days. >> how far did you get on the
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first day? >> 400 feet. >> reporter: using a pully system he created, steve says he pulled himself up about 2 inches at a time and he camped on the rock face five straight nights. on day four, the challenges multiplied. >> i passed out. i was hallucinating. i was dehydrated. i went into hypothermic shock. >> reporter: yet steve knew he had to finish, because he had made a promise. >> kids that i told them, doing this for. and i couldn't quit. >> reporter: his foundation takes disabled kids into the wilderness to show them what's possible in their lives. on day 6, steve made it to the top. >> when he got to the top and i realized he was safe, i fainted. >> reporter: steve's wife elizabeth directed the movie. the climb and the movie are meant to raise money and awareness for the wompler foundation. but i asked how the kids he
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promised reacted to his reaching the top. steve couldn't answer. but his wife said the kids now see steve as a champion. >> these children can put a face to their optimism, to their own hope, and their own self expectation. that's what he did in climbing the mountain. >> reporter: wompler's ascent has won 46 awards at film festivals. steve says no matter your circumstances, you can do much more than you ever and make. in danville, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2news. >> amazing story. 9:41. the commercial crab season gets under way tomorrow on the north coast. commercial crab fishing will be allowed tomorrow for all of northern california north of the mendocino county line that. could ease competition for crabs in the bay, where the commercial crab season is already under way. the crab season started november 15th for the coastline south of point arena.
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giving you a view from bay point this morning, we have a mix of high clouds out there, patchy dense fog along the coast and around the bay. by the afternoon, wall-to-wall sunshine and temperatures back into the 60s, even a few 70s out there for the second half of your day. right now, temperatures still a little on the cool side, although we're beginning to pull out of the morning chill. 47 still in concord. 48 walnut creek. looking at 40 still around danville and san ramon. 48 in livermore. 50 degrees right now oakland. 52 sfo. still in the low to mid-40s in and around the north bay. novato, 46. santa rosa, checking in at 46 as well. mid-40s in napa. shifting to the east a little bit, some areas in walnut creek reporting near 50 degrees. 47 lafayette, 50 in orinda. one last shift here, 50 degrees outside your door in brentwood. mostly sunny skies for the second half of the day.
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fog already improving, taking time, but we will be left with sunshine for the afternoon, starting about noon time i think most of us begin to see the sunshine. and then we will have temperatures above average once again. it's going to be a dry weekend. ridge of high pressure in place and even strengthening a little bit for sunday. so today, this afternoon, lot like yesterday. sunday is going to be the warmest day before we take a dramatic turn. temperatures are going to plunge as we get into the business week. even a slight chance at a few scattered showers. to be honest, looks slim at this point. we're talking 10 to 20%, barely worth mentioning. this is a cold storm. we'll get a blast of winter coming our way. snow levels down to about 2500 feet in some areas. perhaps even a dusting, if we are lucky, for some of our local hills. in the sierra, we've got accumulation of 3 to 5 inches perhaps above 5500 feet. we'll be waiting and watching for that. 68 today in novato under mostly sunny skies. 67 for valley. 68 in oakland. 66 in san francisco. into the east bay, upper 60s,
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even 70 in the afternoon for livermore. if we shift to the south bay, we have 70 degrees for san jose, morgan hill, 70 degrees, mostly sunny skies in santa cruz. hard to beat that. your extended forecast, with your bay area weekend always in view, talking about today, a mild one. getting into tomorrow, it's going to be even warmer. could see areas pick up with the breeze, offshore wind expected to develop for your sunday and that will help to drive temperatures up. then the cooling trend begins on monday with the cool temperatures coming tuesday, wednesday, perhaps into thursday. mid-50s tuesday afternoon. low 50s by wednesday afternoon. i'll have a look at your saturday lunchtime numbers, coming up. well, there is a celebration tomorrow in san mateo county all for a law designed to protect mountain lions that stray into populated areas. wildlife advocates will mark the signing of the new law at an event in half moon bay. that's where two malnourished cougar kittens were found hiding under a death. they were killed by a ranger a
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year ago. outrage over the shooting prompted the law, which allows rangers to relocate mountain lions found not to pose a threat to humans. it takes effect on january 1st. if you need a dog sitter for the holidays, a new website may be able to help. the san jose mercury news reports stanford graduate sean heyward has started poochcollection.com. the site connects dog owners who exchange pet services for a $5 fee, which is much less than a kennel, which charges as much as $65 a night to board your dog. a pizza hut manager fired for giving thanksgiving day off to his employees. now the restaurant chain wants him back. how it's trying to make amends. . >> keeping holiday shopping dollars in the community. what small businesses in the bay area are doing today to get people to shop local. >> and check out highway 101 in san jose, as everyone's moving just fine right there. no problems in the picture. but we want to tell you about on 101, there's a report of two
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little dogs, yorkshire terriers near the center divide. couple of cars trying to stop to catch the dogs. they have people out there, cars on the road. be careful if you're in that direction. >> who let the dogs out, claudine? >> i don't know, but we want them back. 9:45 on the clock. this is mornings on 2.
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. good morning to you. looking over mount diablo, high clouds, sunny skies for the afternoon and mild temperatures. 9:48, recapping top stories this morning, the chp is investigating the death of a pedestrian on the dunn barton bridge. officers say the man was hit by several vehicles traveling westbound near the toll plaza late last night. chp says the drivers involved are cooperating. a north korea has released
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new video of a detained palo alto man, apologizing for crimes committed during the korean war. merrill newman has been held in north korea for more than a month after being removed from a flight following a trip to that country. analysts say the video could be a sign that north korea is planning to release him. the big retailers have cyber monday, black friday, and now even gray thursday. but mom & pop stores set aside today as their own. it is small business saturday, a national campaign to promote and support locally-owned businesses. ktvu's allie rasmus is live in oakland with what this day means for both merchants and shoppers. allie? >> reporter: it means smaller locally-owned retailers will be offering the sales and discounts you would expect to see during the holiday shopping season, but the neighborhood the stores are in are offering activities and events that set them apart, things shoppers wouldn't be able to find at a typical, traditional mall or
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big-box retailer. here in rock ridge in oakland, for example, at the bart plaza, they will have a snow day that the business district is organizing, bringing 2 tons of snow with a snow machine for kids to play in this afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00. the idea is to get kids and their parents into the neighborhood so they can spend some of their holiday shopping dollars at these local stores. this is part of small business saturday. it's been put on by american express for the last four years. it's always the saturday after black friday. and one of the reasons why there's a big push to shop lome is the support it gives to small communities. >> i prefer small shops. i live in berkeley. it's really nice to walk down the street and the people that work in the stores, you're supporting the local economy. >> why go to a mall when you have these great neighborhoods with all these shops that have really unique items? >> reporter: there are 3.4 million small businesses in california, and according to the governor's office, small
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businesses employ more than half of the state's work force, about 52%. when people shop at locally- owned stores, the revenue and jobs stay in the community. according to american express, last year people spent $5.5 billion on small business saturday a year ago. retailers today are hoping that they get just as good a turnout as the holiday shopping season starts. live in oakland, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2news. a pizza hut manager in indiana who says he was fired for refusing to open on thanksgiving day has been offered his job back. the manager wanted to give his employees the day off. he says he was told to write a letter of resignation after refusing to agree to open the store on thanksgiving day. >> they are good people.
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>> after the story gained nationwide attention, pizza hut's corporate offices released a statement saying they made a serious error in judgment and offered the manager his job back. he says he has not decided whether he wants to go back. couple teams playing college football in the bay area. stanford cardinal will host notre dame fighting irish at 4:00. stanford punched its ticket to the pac-12 championship game. if arizona state loses today against arizona, stanford will host the sun devils next week for the championship. stanford-notre dame, tonight right here on ktvu. the san jose state spartans are now bowl eligible. to get there, they took down the 16th ranked fresno state bulldogs. fresno state up 20-14 late in the first. not for long. fails in the shotgun, finding the streaking kyle nunn, 75 yards and the lead. fresno state could get the lead back, but not for long. fails' 547 yards on the night finds chandler jones there.
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spartans back on top. san jose goes on to win 62-52, the first win over a ranked opponent in 13 years. 9:52, time for ticket saturday. diaw have a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to see the sharks on ice. there are facilities in san jose, fremont, oakland. if you want a chance to win, all you have to do is go to our website, ktvu.com before midnight and put in the secret word. it's easy to remember, right there on the screen, "rink." well, they returned just in time for the holidays. the crew of a coastguard ship away for more than three months returns home in alameda. the impressions of one service member back from her first tour of duty. >> the fog is slowly clearing. temperatures are climbing. for the afternoon, 5 to 10 degrees above the seasonal average for your saturday. these mild days are numbered, though. in the extended forecast, a blast of winter coming our way. i'll have a look at what you
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can expect for your area, coming up.
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. from homeland security to home for the holidays, more than 100 bay area service men and women have returned from more than 100 days at sea. happy families gathered in alameda last night for the return of the coastguard cutter from the coast of alaska. among those returning, a 22- year-old deck watch officer, finishing her first mission and a chief warrant officer completing his last mission after 30 years. >> it's a lot warmer here than it is in alaska right now. yeah, just happy to be back and getting ready to start the next phase. >> it was my first tour, so i was able to get to know the crew better and we really worked together. we had some hard times, but overall, we succeeded. >> the crew's mission included maritime law enforcement, searches and rescues. two weeks ago, they helped 22 fishermen off a disabled vessel
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adrift in the berring sea. 12 law enforcement agencies are taking part in operation second chance, which allows people for outstanding warrants to stay out of jail in december. they include people wanted for nonviolent misdemeanors or traffic violations. 9:56. let's head over to rosemary for a check of the forecast. >> good morning to you. still dealing with a little bit of patchy fog, but it is beginning to dissipate. mostly sunny skies for the second half of the morning and into the afternoon. widespread 40s to low 50s right now. getting into the 10:00 hour, we're talking mid to upper 40s to mid-50s. just a reminder, today is a spare the air day. no wood burning unless it is your only source of heat. by noon time, mostly sunny skies, upper 50s to low 60s from the coast to the bay and inland locations warming into the mid-60s. your afternoon highs, lot like yesterday. 67 for heyward. 66 san francisco.
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62 for pacifica. 68 redwood city. upper 60s, near 70 from concord into livermore. 70 degrees for morgan hill. extended forecast with your bay area weekend always in view, tomorrow, even warmer. perhaps flirting with the possibility of a few record highs. that's how unseasonably mild we are right now. into monday, temperatures begin to turn around. then a huge dive in temperatures tuesday and wednesday. even the slight possibility of a few scattered showers, but the system looks relatively dry. >> thank you, rosemary. that's our report for this morning. we appreciate you making ktvu your choice for news. stay tuned for the notre dame- stanford game right here on ktvu at 4:00 followed by the ktvu news. thank you for joining us this saturday. i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space.
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